The Education of the Poor

The Education of the Poor

Author: Pamela Silver

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135030704

Category: Education

Page: 211

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Originally published 1974. Thousands of elementary schools for the children of the poor were founded during the nineteenth century, yet there is scarcely a published history of a single one of them. This volume is precisely such a history and the authors trace its story against the background of local and national change in education and society. On the basis of a unique collection of records the authors have pieced together a picture of the social composition of the school, its curriculum and teaching methods, and its administration and finance. They relate the history of the school to that of London and the church, to that of educational authorities and educational policy.

English Catholics and the Education of the Poor, 1847–1902

English Catholics and the Education of the Poor, 1847–1902

Author: Eric G Tenbus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317323891

Category: History

Page: 224

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Filling an important gap in the historiography of Victorian Britain, this book examines the English Catholic Church's efforts during the second half of the nineteenth century to provide elementary education for Catholics.

Access to Education for the Poor in Europe and Central Asia

Access to Education for the Poor in Europe and Central Asia

Author: Nancy Vandycke

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821349651

Category: Education

Page: 58

View: 187

This paper focuses on the long-term benefits of education. It also examines the supply of education, the short-term incentives to invest in education for the poor, and draws on the policy implications. This paper also stresses the need to study further the determinants of school enrollment among the poor.

Of the Education of the Poor

Of the Education of the Poor

Author: Society for Bettering the Condition and Increasing the Comforts of the Poor (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015049829065

Category: Charities

Page: 400

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Compilation of reports on specific schools, industry schools, Sunday schools and endowed schools, together with a long essay on the "general education of the poor" by Thomas Bernard, and reports on the education of the poor in Ireland and in Scotland.

Making Education Work for the Poor

Making Education Work for the Poor

Author: Willliam Elliott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190621582

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Making Education Work for the Poor identifies wealth inequality as the gravest threat to the endangered American Dream. Though studies have clearly illustrated that education is the primary path to upward mobility, today, educational outcomes are more directly determined by wealth than innate ability and exerted effort. This accounting directly contradicts Americans' understanding of the promise the American Dream is supposed to offer: a level playing field and a path towards a more profitable future. In this book, the authors share their own stories of their journeys through the unequal U.S. education system. One started from relative privilege and had her way to prosperity paved and her individual efforts augmented by institutional and structural support. The other grew up in poverty and had to fight against currents to complete higher education, only to find his ability to profit from that degree compromised by student debt. To directly counter wealth inequality and make education the 'great equalizer' that Americans believe it to be, this book calls for a revolution in financial aid policy, from debt dependence to asset empowerment. The book examines the evidence base supporting Children's Savings Accounts, including CSAs' demonstrated potential to improve children's outcomes all along the 'opportunity pipeline': early education, school achievement, college access and completion, and post-college financial health. It then outlines a policy that builds on CSAs to incorporate a sizable, progressive wealth transfer. This new policy, Opportunity Investment Accounts, is framed as the cornerstone of the wealth-building agenda the nation needs in order to salvage the American Dream. Written by leading CSA researchers, the book includes overviews of the major children's savings legislation proposed in Congress and the key features of prominent CSA programs in operation around the country today, as well as new qualitative and quantitative CSA research. The book ultimately presents a critical development of the theories that, together, explain how universal, progressive, asset-based education financing could make education work equitably for all American children.

Poor Relations

Poor Relations

Author: Christopher J. Hawes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136789809

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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The sixty years between 1773 and 1833 determined British paramountcy in India. Those years were formative too for British Eurasians. By the 1820s Eurasians were an identifiable and vocal community of significant numbers particularly in the main Presidency towns. They were valuable to the administration of government although barred in the main from higher office. The ambition of their educated elite was to be accepted as British subjects, not to be treated as native Indians, an ambition which was finally rejected in the 1830s.

Religious Education at Schools in Europe

Religious Education at Schools in Europe

Author: Martin Rothgangel

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783847002680

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 928

The project "Religious Education at Schools in Europe" (REL-EDU), which is divided up into six volumes (Central Europe, Western Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe), aims to research the situation with regard to religious education in Europe. The second volume outlines the organisational form of religious education in the countries of Western Europe (England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands). This is done on the basis of thirteen key issues, which allows specific points of comparison between different countries in Europe. Thereby the volume focusses the comparative approach and facilitates further research into specific aspects of the comparison.